Veteran tennis player, Johnny Arcilla scored a major upset, beating third seed Agung Susanto David of Indonesia in the second round of the 2013 Southeast Asian Tennis Championship in Bangkok, Thailand.
Arcilla and David were neck-to-neck in the first set. But Arcilla showed more focus in their rallies to take the first set 7-5.
The second set was an easy ride for Arcilla who beat Malaysia’s Mohd Ashaari Zainal Abidin in three sets in the first round. He closed his second round match at 6-2, to clinch a quarterfinal showdown with 7th seed, Hoang Thien Nguyen of Vietnam.
Compatriot Patrick John Tierro was not as lucky as Arcilla.
Tierro bowed down in the first round of the men’s singles event, succumbing to Malaysia’s Mohd Agil Syed Naguib in three sets, 7-6(3), 4-6, 6-3
Top seed Rubin Gonzales and Treat Huey in the men’s doubles, who had a bye in the first round, also had a bad day. The pair who were posed to win the doubles event were shockingly beaten in the quarterfinal round by the Indonesian pair of Trijat Sunu Wahyu and Sunu Armado in three sets, 4-6, 7-6, 11-9.
In the women’s side, both Katharina Lenhert and Mariana Capadocia advanced to the quarterfinal round.
Second seed Lenhert beat Myanmar’s Aung Thandard in straight sets, 6-1, 6-0; and will face Phin Khanh Huynh of Vietnam in the next round.
Capadocia beat Rehmat Johal of Singapore also in straight sets, 6-1, 6-0, to clinch a quarterfinal showdown with 4th seed Dai Trang Huyng of Vietnam.
The women’s doubles pair of Anna Clarice Patrimonio and Editha Balanga will see action tomorrow against third seeded pair of Tami Grende and Herlina Efrilia of Indonesia in the quarterfinals.
The team event also starts tomorrow where Philippines plays against Malaysia in the quarterfinal round.